Tokyo, Canberra test sub fleet export waters

National May 29, 2014

Tokyo, Canberra test sub fleet export waters

by Tim Kelly

Japan will get the chance to pursue an unprecedented military export deal when its defense and foreign ministers meet their Australian counterparts in Tokyo next month. Japan is considering selling submarine technology to Australia — perhaps even a fleet of fully engineered, stealthy vessels, according ...

National Apr 6, 2014

Bumpy road ahead to Aussie FTA

Australian Trade Minister Andrew Robb said substantive issues remained in trade negotiations with Japan as the two nations rushed to conclude a free trade agreement before their prime ministers meet on Monday. "We made progress. There are still a couple of substantial issues we are ...

Business Feb 25, 2014

Australia looks to conclude FTA with Japan in April

Australia's trade minister said he's ready to strike a free trade deal with Japan in April when Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to visit Tokyo, according to a Liberal Democratic Party member active in trade matters. Koya Nishikawa and Trade and Investment Minister Andrew ...